Federal Defender Program, Summer 2019 Internship

Federal Defender Program: Capital Habeas Unit Summer 2019 Summer Internship

The Federal Defender Program, Inc. is a Georgia non-profit organization that provides legal representation to indigent individuals charged with federal crimes in the Northern District of Georgia as well as death-sentenced individuals in federal proceedings. For the summer of 2019,we have unpaid undergraduate intern positions open to students available to work on a volunteer basis.

Undergraduate Interns will work primarily in the Capital Habeas Unit, which represents death-sentenced clients during the habeas corpus component of their appeals.

Students will work closely with the Capital Habeas paralegal team and experience a variety of cases and projects.

Responsibilities include organizing case documents, reviewing trial transcripts, and conducting research on capital punishment and case-specific topics. Interns will also develop professional skills and perform general office duties such as copying and scanning documents. In addition, students will have occasional opportunities to interact with attorneys, investigators, and other FDP staff, and attend court proceedings.

101 Marietta Street, NW Suite 1500 Atlanta, GA 30303
three blocks from the Five Points MARTA station

Hours available for interns:
Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am- 3:00pm
Undergraduate interns are expected to work a total of 10-16 hours per week, with a minimum of 100 total summer hours.

To apply :

  • Email your responses to the following questions to Adira_Polite@fd.org.
  • Make sure to number each answer.
  • Resume (optional) – Susan Belmonte, GT Pre-Law Advisor, can help you with this (sbelmonte@gatech.edu)
  • Please combine all application materials into one PDF document in your email. 

3.Graduation Year
4.Please explain what you are looking for in an intern position
5.Availability (Hours and Days)
6.Work History
7.Additional Skills
8.Anticipated Start Date
9.Contact Information

 Application deadline:  May 22nd

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